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Interested in UAVs but want unconventional setup

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nicholas Anderson Aug 17, 2013. 38 Replies

Hey guys, I found out about the UAV scene and want to get involved, and was hoping that everyone could answer some questions. My queries are as follows:(1) Is using a Wi-Fi signal and on-plane access…Continue

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Nicholas Anderson replied to McCarthy Wynkoop's discussion Interested in UAVs but want unconventional setup
"How would someone go about setting something like this up? "
Aug 17, 2013

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Bill Bonney replied to McCarthy Wynkoop's discussion Interested in UAVs but want unconventional setup
"You will need to capture the video using the phones camera. The phone has built in video coders (implemented using HW) that can can compress the video signal quickly enough to send over the 3G link. The overall system you need is to either OPTION 1…"
Dec 1, 2012
McCarthy Wynkoop replied to McCarthy Wynkoop's discussion Interested in UAVs but want unconventional setup
"That's what I was talking about."
Nov 30, 2012

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Bill Bonney replied to McCarthy Wynkoop's discussion Interested in UAVs but want unconventional setup
"That's cheap at just shy of $4000 :-o. I'm pretty sure that it's exceeding permissible power levels for civilian use. Even with a Radio Am license you are probably restricted to 1W (30dB), and less in some countries depending on…"
Nov 30, 2012

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Bill Bonney replied to McCarthy Wynkoop's discussion Interested in UAVs but want unconventional setup
"there is this http://store.diydrones.com/PhoneDrone_Board_p/br-phonedrone.htm but i don't know anything about it other what I just read."
Nov 30, 2012
McCarthy Wynkoop replied to McCarthy Wynkoop's discussion Interested in UAVs but want unconventional setup
"Well, that probably won't be good enough for video streaming, so what about an interface straight to an Android phone using the Android interface board? Would that support actual 3G speeds?"
Nov 30, 2012

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Bill Bonney replied to McCarthy Wynkoop's discussion Interested in UAVs but want unconventional setup
"The drone cell is 2.5G GPRS at a max data of 85.6kbps. Is that enough for your needs?"
Nov 30, 2012
McCarthy Wynkoop replied to McCarthy Wynkoop's discussion Interested in UAVs but want unconventional setup
"Regarding cell towers only being by the highway, at altitude (I have friends with private planes that can attest to this) cell reception is excellent, and encompasses a good portion of the Kenai Penisula. I've decided on using Dronecell with a…"
Nov 30, 2012
Patch Thompson replied to McCarthy Wynkoop's discussion Interested in UAVs but want unconventional setup
" COFDM Transmitter "
Nov 30, 2012

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Bill Bonney replied to McCarthy Wynkoop's discussion Interested in UAVs but want unconventional setup
"At that distance are you using highly directional attenna? What's the data rate you have achieved at those distances?"
Nov 30, 2012

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Bill Bonney replied to McCarthy Wynkoop's discussion Interested in UAVs but want unconventional setup
"The originator of the post would like to achieve video at a range of upto 20kms. What would you recommend to do that? I don't think it's possible within the scope of power you can deliver from the drone? It was suggested using 3G, but that…"
Nov 30, 2012
Miles Smith replied to McCarthy Wynkoop's discussion Interested in UAVs but want unconventional setup
"Just a note on this. Do NOT use Xbee's for telemetry. Use the 3DR Radios instead: https://store.diydrones.com/3DR_RadioTelemetry_Kit_915_Mhz_p/kt-telemetry-3dr915.htm"
Nov 30, 2012
Miles Smith replied to McCarthy Wynkoop's discussion Interested in UAVs but want unconventional setup
"Depending on how big of a setup you have, you can always go the unconventional route. I've spent a lot of time in my professional field setting up long distance networks like this using Ubiquiti hardware. They have hardware that claims 40km,…"
Nov 30, 2012

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Andrew Tridgell replied to McCarthy Wynkoop's discussion Interested in UAVs but want unconventional setup
"How long range do you want? The best long range telemetry radio I know of is the RFD900. With omnis you should get between 60 and 100km with a pair of those, especially if you configure them with a low air rate (say 19200). Beyond that, if you want…"
Nov 29, 2012
Tim Wilkin replied to McCarthy Wynkoop's discussion Interested in UAVs but want unconventional setup
"The operating constraints are starting to lead you into the area of something like this: High bandwidth satellite modem. Alternatively, you might be able to use a UHF radio modem (could probably handle the trees, but wouldn't handle…"
Nov 29, 2012

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Bill Bonney replied to McCarthy Wynkoop's discussion Interested in UAVs but want unconventional setup
"Have you considered the fact that in remote areas 3G coverage is along highways, but not further a field. So you may have coverage on the highway, but as you get further from it the signal will drop quite rapidly. Since 3G is in the 850/1900MHz…"
Nov 29, 2012

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A high school student from Alaska ready to build his first UAV!
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I ideally want a system with PTZ capability on a fairly large airframe for the purpose of giving real-time intel on large-scale paintball and airsoft games.
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